Andrei Kirilenko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kirilenko makes return; Garnett questionable for Monday

    New York Post "The Nets got one of their key injured players back Saturday, and another could soon follow. Andrei Kirilenko returned to the floor for the first time since leaving Sunday’s win over the Kings in Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle, scoring five points in 12 minutes in the Nets’ 101-94 loss to..." March 16

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets announce Kirilenko will not play tonight.

  • 69d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Joe Johnson (knee), Andrei Kirilenko (calf) & Andray Blatche (hip) all participating at the end of today's Nets practice. All missed Monday.

  • 71d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Nets say Blatche (hip) is a gametime decision and Kirilenko (calf) is doubtful vs. Sixers tonight.

  • 73d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    No Kirilenko tonight for the Nets. Blatche is questionable.

  • 74d
    NetsDaily.com @NetsDaily

    Andrei Kirilenko will NOT play, Deron Williams will again come off the bench tonight vs. Thunder. #Nets http://t.co/5x1BpfVuXA

  • 75d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Nets say the MRI on Kirilenko's calf was negative. He remains day-to-day.

  • 75d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    No Kirilenko (right calf) again today in practice. Questionable for tomorrow.

  • 103d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Jason Kidd said that the plan is for Andrei Kirilenko to play around 10-12 minutes tonight in OKC.

  • Nets' Andrei Kirilenko to return tonight against Spurs

    CBSSports.com "The Nets will get a little help to bring in 2014 as Andrei Kirilenko is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Spurs. Kirilenko has appeared in only four games this season for the Nets because of back spasms. But he practiced fully over the weekend and has been cleared to..." December 31

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Andrei Kirilenko and Andray Blatche are indeed out tonight against the Pacers.

  • So much for that: Andrei Kirilenko OUT vs. Bucks, may not make road trip

    The Brooklyn Game "Andrei Kirilenko -- and the Nets -- will have to wait at least one more day. The Brooklyn Nets forward expected to play Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, going so far as to tell a fan on Instagram that he'd play in the game after Christmas. But the Nets released their official injury..." December 27

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Jason Kidd said Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) is out for today's noon tip vs. #Bulls. So no AK-47 to unwrap under the tree.

  • 113d
    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Andrei Kirilenko is out tonight for the Nets. Jason Terry is a gametime decision

  • Andrei Kirilenko 'hopes to play' around Christmas time

    Nets Daily "Andrei Kirilenko told the media prior to the start of the Nets game against the 76ers that he is hoping to return to action sometime around Christmas. Kirilenko hasn't played since November 8, due to back spasms." December 16

  • 127d
    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Deron Williams and Paul Pierce returned to practice today. Terry and Kirilenko were out.

  • 129d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Same four guys -- Williams, Terry, Pierce, Kirilenko -- are out for the Nets tonight.

  • 131d
    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    At nets shootaround, Deron Williams, Kirilenko, Pierce and terry are out tonight

  • Kirilenko feels ‘awful’ about not being able to play

    New York Post "Andrei Kirilenko’s timetable to return to the Nets still is unclear. “I feel awful,” Kirilenko told The Post about not being able to help his teammates on the court. “But what can I do?” He can’t get on the floor, unfortunately for him and the Nets, managing just 51 minutes across four games..." December 04

  • 139d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Once again, Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry are out for the Nets tonight.

  • 142d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry all out again today against Detroit.

  • 144d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Brook, Deron, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko are out vs. #Wolves tonight.

  • Nets' Kirilenko received injection into his back over a week ago

    New York Daily News "Andrei Kirilenko received in an injection in his back over a week ago that has delayed his return, the small forward told the Daily News. The 32-year-old missed the last six games with back spasms, a recurring pain that kept him home for last week’s West Coast trip. The Nets never revealed..." November 21

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Injury update for tonight at Charlotte: @jasonterry31 (bruised left knee) is a GTD, Lopez (ankle) and Kirilenko (back) are OUT. #Nets

  • 148d
    Barbara Barker @meanbarb

    JKidd says that Kirlenko (back spasms) has been working out and will join team on the trip this week. #Nets

  • 148d
    The Brooklyn Game @TheBKGame

    #Nets Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko are OUT tonight. Garnett is probable. Pierce is a game-time decision.

  • 154d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) will not make 3-game West Coast swing. Makes sense. NJ-Sac+Sac-PHX+PHX-LA+LA-NJ = lot of flyin time

  • 155d
    Barbara Barker @meanbarb

    No timetable for Kirilenko, says Kidd,calling him day-to-day. #Nets

  • 166d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Kirilenko says he got the "green light" for tomorrow. Isn't sure about how many minutes, but unless something happens he'll be out there.

  • 167d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Kirilenko says he's out tonight but is still hopeful for Friday. Says he needs to play 5-on-5. Hopes to do so tomorrow.

  • 168d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Andrei Kirilenko said he's unsure about his status for tomorrow vs. #Cavs. Said he feels better, but sounds like he's targeting #Heat Friday

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  • Paul Pierce, Andrei Kirilenko miss practice

    New York Post "Prevention beats cure. So caution was a buzzword at Nets practice Sunday. Paul Pierce was held out because of a jammed big toe, a condition suffered in the last preseason game at Miami on Friday but not believed serious. Andrei Kirilenko’s back spasms, though, continue to be a concern...." October 28

  • No wrongdoing found in Nets' signing of Andrei Kirilenko

    Sporting News "When Andrei Kirilenko decided to bolt the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Brooklyn Nets it was impossible for him to leave unnoticed. This was not because of what he meant to the Wolves although his defense and rebounding ability meant plenty. And his offensive prowess wasn't the burning topic..." September 17

  • Kirilenko signing truly a deal of fortune for Nets

    New York Post "Eyebrows were raised around the NBA when the Nets managed to land Andrei Kirilenko at a discount rate Thursday. But rather than some orchestrated plot between the team’s Russian owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, and the NBA’s best-ever Russian player coming to play in Brooklyn, the Nets instead were..." July 13

  • Spurs' talks for Andrei Kirilenko end without deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Antonio Spurs' exploration of acquiring free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko in a sign-and-trade agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves has passed without completion, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Spurs seriously considered a multiyear offer for Kirilenko, but Minnesota..." July 10

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Andrei Kirilenko is still not an option at SF for the Kings at this time, I am told.

  • Spurs Interested In Forward Andre Kirilenko

    Fansided "More reports coming out of the San Antonio Spurs potential targets, Marc Stein of ESPN has reported the Spurs are targeting Russian forward Andre Kirilenko, who just opted out of his deal with the Timberwolves. Kirilenko opted out of a deal that would’ve paid him $10 million this season, in..." July 02

  • Kirilenko probably won't decide on contract option until after draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "I spoke with Andrei Kirilenko from the south of France just a few minutes ago and he said he probably won't decide whether to pick up his $10 million-plus option for next year until after next week's draft. Kirilenko has until June 29 to make up his mind, a curious date because it's two days..." June 21

  • Kirilenko won't decide on contract option until after draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "I spoke with Andrei Kirilenko from the south of France just a few minutes ago and he said he probably won't decide whether to pick up his $10 million-plus option for next year until after next week's draft. Kirilenko has until June 29 to make up his mind, a curious date because it's two days..." June 20

  • Saunders expects Pekovic, Kirilenko back with Wolves

    Fox Sports North "Flip Saunders' pre-draft mission isn't limited to scouring the 2013 class for potential sleeper picks. While that's been the bulk of his workload this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations has plenty of in-house chores on his to-do list, even if they mean going..." May 30

  • Two injured Wolves starters -- Pekovic, Kirilenko -- return

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After playing the month of March with just nine healthy players, the Timberwolves got reinforcements Sunday when center Nikola Pekovic and forward Andrei Kirilenko returned. Pekovic had missed eight games with an abdominal strain, Kirilenko nine games with a left calf strain. Both started..." March 18

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    John Krawczynski @

    No AK (Kirilenko), No Pek (Pekovic) tonight. Again.

  • 406d
    Jerry Zgoda @

    Pekovic and AK out thru Sunday's Dallas game and then will be reevaluated

  • 407d
    Timberwolves PR @

    Twolves will be without Andrei Kirilenko (left calf strain) and Pekovic (strained abdominal muscle) tonight vs. Heat.

  • Kirilenko will be out because of strained calf

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The way his season is going -- very much like his last couple of NBA seasons -- Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko sounds ready to adopt a custom from the old country if it'll keep him healthy. Kirilenko's strained calf sustained early in Tuesday's 84-83 overtime loss at Phoenix follows back..." February 28

  • For Kirilenko, staying with Wolves is fine for now

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Now that the NBA trade deadline has come and gone, Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko knows, as if there were any question, he'll be here for the rest of the season. After that, he has until to July 1 to opt out of the final season of the two-year, $20 million contract he signed last..." February 23

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    Kent Youngblood @

    Ak 47 back for wolves tomorrow.

  • 430d
    Mark Remme @

    No AK on road trip. Barea said a little sore from last night's fall in the paint, will work out again tomorrow morning to see how he feels.

  • 433d
    Timberwolves PR @

    Andrei Kirilenko is out for tonight with a strained right quad.

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